From the excellent "Two Minute Papers" YouTube channel, a discussion of a paper titled "DeepRemaster: Temporal Source-Reference Attention Networks for Comprehensive Video Enhancement," that demonstrates the results of a neural network that fixes and colorizes aged, blurry, scratchy films.
Razer, famed for sleek and expensive laptops made to play games on, heads in a new direction with its $3500 Tensorbook—it comes with Linux, not Windows, and is designed for demanding machine-learning tasks. Tensorbook's GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q 16GB GPU delivers model training performance up to 4x faster than Apple's M1 Max, and up to… READ THE REST
Unlimited Dream Co. is a "collaboration between a UK-based artist and artificial intelligence." They make amazing art, which you can see here. I also follow their Twitter feed, and saw this weird image: These would be great characters for a horror movie. I didn't know what FFHQ was, so I looked it up. It's something… READ THE REST
The Uncanny Robot Podcast is a new podcast by Thersa Matsuura (previously at Boing Boing) and Rich Pav, where absurd AI-generated stories are read by humans and illustrated with GAN art and fantastic sound design. The resulting experiences are blessed with a bizarre intentionality that brings the machine-brain literary madness particularly close to our own.… READ THE REST
With around a million people using American Sign Language in the U.S. these days, there's a chance you'll encounter someone who uses this way of communication, even if you don't personally know anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing. That's why more folks are becoming interested in learning ASL, understanding the importance of being able… READ THE REST
Whether it's Jimmy Page, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix, watching your favorite rocker can make those fantastic guitar riffs sound easy. But if you've ever picked up a guitar before, you know that acquiring those skills is easier said than done. It takes a lot of practice, a few calluses, and serious dedication to sound the way… READ THE REST
As summer comes to an end, getting your kids excited about their education can be as hard as convincing them to eat some broccoli along with their pizza. But with helpful — and dare we say fun — e-learning programs, your kids can fully immerse themselves in their creativity, critical thinking skills, and more, and they can… READ THE REST